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Diversity & Inclusion

The CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee was established to oversee the management of the annual James W. Rouse Excellence in Diversity Awards Program.


The Diversity Awards Program, originated by the CHRA, awards member organizations on an annual basis who exemplify world-class leadership in their efforts to promote diversity through programs and initiatives.

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee has broadened the scope of its mission to promote diversity by acting as a resource to share information, resources, and opportunities.


The Committee's Mission, Goals and Vision are listed below.




The CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is a professional group open to diversity practitioners, consultants, students and affiliated businesses who support the goals of diversity of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA). The Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsors the annual CHRA James W. Rouse Diversity Awards Program, which recognizes the accomplishments of organizations in the field of diversity. In addition, the Committee’s goals are to provide Human Resources practitioners a vessel to share information, resources, and opportunities in the area of diversity to further strengthen their skills and expertise.


Current Committee members are drawn from the CHRA membership, and from all of the Human Resources field: employment, employee relations, organizational development, training, benefits, compensation, labor relations, work and family programs, EEO/AAP, employee assistance and human resources information systems. Other professionals are invited to join and expand their expertise in the various Diversity areas.


The Diversity and Inclusion Committee shares the vision of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) as a premier human resources membership organization that mirrors the customers its members serve. Its vision is to introduce and maintain high-quality and informative programs and information-sharing that will increase awareness, further educate and recognize the value of diversity in its members and customers. 


Provide a world-class Diversity Awards Program;
Provide a resource of information in the area of Diversity;
Promote an awareness and education of Diversity;
Communicate the CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Mission and Goals; and
assist in maintaining a diverse membership for CHRA as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


Get Involved


To get involved in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, or to assist with the Annual Diversity Awards and Presentation Program, please sign up to volunteer here or contact CHRA at




Useful Links

Diversity Award Information/Nomination Form

Diversity & Inclusion Committee


Diversity Resources for Students


College Resources for Diverse and Multicultural Students


Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students

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